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The Lower Coast Gazette.
DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF THE LOWER COAST: AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, FISHERIES AND COMMERCE.
VOLUME I. POINTE-A-LA-HACHE, LA., SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 1909. NUMBER 10.
PRESIDENT TAFT'S
STRONG ADDRESS
INAUGURAL DELIVERED BY
NATION'S NEW CHIEF
EXECUTIVE.
TRA SESSION IS PROMISED
congress Will Meet March 15 to Take
Up Tariff Revision-Adequate Army
and Navy Urged-Panama Canal
Heartily Approved-Southern Race
Problem and Labor Legislation
Discussed.
Washington, Mar. 4.- President
Taft, having been sworn in as chief
executive of the nation, delivered an
inaugural address that was listened to
with great interest. In part it was as
follows:
My Fellow Citizens: Any one who
takes the oath I have just taken must
feel a heavy weight of responsibility.
If not, he has no conception of the
powers and duties of the office upon
which he is about to enter, or he is
lacking in a proper sense of the obli
gation which the oath imposes.
The office of an inaugural address
is to give a summary outline of the
main policies of the new administra
tion, so far as they can be anticipated.
I have had the honor to be one of the
advisers of my distinguished prede
cessor, and as such, to hold up his
hands in the reforms he has initiated.
I should be untrue to myself, to my
promises and to the declaration of
the party platform upon which I am
elected to ofce, if I did not make the
maintenance and enforcement of those
reforms a most important feature of
my administration. They were di
rected to the suppression of the law
lessness and abuses of power of the
great combinations of capital invested
in railroads and in industrial enter
prises carrying on interstate com
merce. The steps which my predec
sor took and the legislation passed on
his recommendation have accom
plished much, have caused a general
halt in the vicious policies which cre
.ated popular alarm; and have brought
about in the business affected a much
higher regard for existing law.
More Legislation Needed.
To render the reforms lasting, how
ever, and to sequre at the ssme time
freedom from alarm on the part of
those pursuing proper and progres
- she business methods, further legisla
Utie and executive action are needed.
Relief of the railroads from certain re
strictions of the anti-trust law has
been urged by my predecessor and will
be urged by me. On the other hand,
the administration is pledged to legis
lation looking to a proper federal su
pervision and restriction to prevent ex
cedsive isdues of bonds and stocks by
companies owning and operating later.
state commerce railroads.
Then, too, a reorganization of the
department of justice, of the bureau
of corporations in the department of
commere and labor, and of the fnter
state commerce commission, looking
to .effective cooperation of, these
agendles, Is needed to secure a more
rapid and Certain enforcement of the
le1s affecting Interstate railroads and
lndustrial cimbianations.
I hope to be able to submit at the
fIret regular session of the incoming
congress, in December 'next, definite
suggestimons in respect to the needed
amendments to the anti-trust and the
iterstate comimeree laws, and the
cha.ges required in the executive de
Spartments concerned in their enforce
Promise. Ixtra seseion.
A matter of most pressing impor
tase Is the revisadon of the tariff, In
scoa.L#te ylwth the promises of the
plbtfor apon whiceh I was elected,
Ssball call eongrens into extra session,
t e t ontt a.tbeUfteeanth day of March,
Ia neder that consideration may be at
0 l e anlv to a bi revislot the Dng
I: f a t This qhould secure an ado
e :, tOreveieu and adjust the duties L
tuib a maner a to aford to labor
i aillt. aidutstries taIn this country,
tee the foam, mine or factwry,
.seltm!aton by taul equal to the dif
'; si !~betweM n the eet of production
!om 4 aia the eot of production
S 'et ,!t hg a proi slon whlih
*hl ni p eatno fnQorm t upon secutive
of cetals facts, a htgh
n :·bltanm tarif agaInst those
uuatvte W whoe trader policy toward
re e .qui tl requries such diseCmi
astho I t I hmouMt ttthere, has
bees a hb a change lncondItions since
.ht4 pf the Digley aLt,
uIBts astilarly protective prim
p o t the maeasure of the tarlff
ab.y. Mated wfll permit the reduetion
of ratila In acrtain schedules and will
i ¾r *e the advnaiieneat of toew, if
-U
the p:rescnt and future generations in
accordance with the benefits derived.
at may well be submitted to the seri
ons consideration of congress whether
the deepening and control of the chan
nel of a great river system, like that
of the Ohio or of the Mississippi, when
definite and practical plans for the
enterprise have been approved and
determined upon, should not be pro
vided for in the same way.
For Army and Navy.
Thin, too, there are expenditures
of government absolutely necessary ir
our country is to maintain its proper
place among the nations of the world,
and is to exercise its proper influence
in defense of its own trade interests,
in the maintenance of traditional
American policy against the coloniza
tion of European monarchies in this
hemisphere, and in the promotion of
peace and international morality. I
refer to the cost of maintaining a
proper army, a proper navy and suit
able fortifications upon the mainland
of the United States and in its depend
encies.
We should have an army so organ
ized, and so officered, as to be capable
in time of emergency in co-operation
with the national militia, and under
the provisions of a proper national
volunteer law, rapidly to expand into
a force sufficient to resist all probable
invasion from abroad and to furnish
a respectable expeditionary force, if
necessary, in the maintenance of our
traditional American policy which
bears the name of President Monroe.
Our fortifications are yet in a state
of only partial completeness and the
number of men to man them is insuffi
clent. What has been said of the army
may be affirmed in even a more em
phatic way of the navy. A modern
navy cannot be improvisesd. It must
be built and in existence when the
emergency arises which calls for its
use and operation.
Asiatic Immigration.
The admission of Asiatic immi
grants who cannot be amalgamated
with our population has been made
the subject either of prohibitory
clauses in our treaties and statutes,
or of strict administrative regulation
secured by diplomatic negotiation. I
sincerely hope that we may continue
to minimize the evils likely to arise
from such immigration without un
necessary friction and by mutual con
cessions between self-respecting gov
ernments. Meantime, we must take
every precaution to prevent, or, fail
ing that, to punish outbursts of race
feeling among our people against for
eignerS of whatever nationality who
have by our grant-a treaty right to
pursue lawful business here and to be
protected against lawless assault or
injury.
This leads me to point out a serious
defect in the present federal jurisdic
tion which ought to be remedied at
once. Having assured to other coun
tries by treaty the protection of ont
laws for such of their subjects or
citizens as we permit to come within
our jurisdiction, we now leave to a
state or a city, not under the control
of the federal government, a duty of
performing our international obliga
tions in this respect. By proper legis
lation we may, and ought to, place in
the hands of the federal executive the
means of enforcing the treaty rights
of such aliens in the courts of the fed
eral government. It puts our govern
ment in a pusillanimous position to
make definite engagements to protect
aliens and then to excuse the failure
to perform those engagemnts by an
explanation that the duty to keep
them is in states or cities, not within
our control.
Monetary Laws Need Change.
One of the reforms to be carried
out during the incoming administra
tlon is a change of our monetary and
banking laws, so as to secure greater
elasticity in the forms of currency
available for trade, and to prevent the
limitations of law from operating to
increase the embarrassments of a
financial panic. The monetary com
mission lately appointed is giving full
consideration to existing conditions
and to all proposed remedies, and will
doubtless suggest one that will meet
the requirements of business and of
public interest. We may hope that
the report will embody neither the nar
row view of those who believe that the
sole purpose of the new system should
be to secure a large return on bank
lng capital or of those who would
have greater expansion of currency
with little regard to provisions for its
immediate redemption or ultimate se
eurlty. There is no subject of eco
nomie discussion so intricate and so
likely to evoke different views and
dogmatic statements as this one. The
commission in studying the general in
huence of currency on business and
of business on currency, have wisely
extended their investigation in Euro
pean bankldng and monetary .methods.
The incoming congress should
promptly fulfill thp promise of the Re
publican platform and pass a proper
postal savings bank bill. It will not
be unwise or excessive paternalismn,.
The promise to repay by the govern.
ment will furnish an inducement to
savings deposits which private enter
prise cannot supply, and at such a low
rate of interest as not to withdraw
cUstom from existing banks. It will
substantiaally increase the hids avail
able for investment as capital in use
fig enterprises. It will furnish the
aIbsolate security whieh makes the
proposed scheme of sg9ernment guar
anty of deposits so allurting without
its ernidtous results.
Panama Canal All Rlht.
"Ih Panarta caal-will have a most
i~mprtant bearnlag upon the trade be
e thw eatfig tid ed the far western
wetrfoasr oivas eputer and willgreat.
ac~a tb aaethe f lteis for transport
t b dthe easritrsadwest
b0d n OB I7 r vo.
to increase the trade between the east
ern seaboard of the United States and
the western coast of South America,
and, indeed, with some of the im
portant ports on the east coast of
South America reached by rail from
the west coast. The work on the
canal is making most satisfactory
progress. The type of the canal as a
lock canal was fixed by congress after
a full consideration of the conflicting
reports of the majority and minority
of the consulting board, and after the
recommendation of the war depart
ment and the executive upon those
reports. Recent suggestion that sorme.
thing had occurred on the isthmus to
make the lock type of the canal less
feasible than it was supposed to be
when the reports were made and the
policy determined on, led to a visit to
the isthmus of a board of competent
enginers to examine the Gatun dam
and locks which are the key of the
lock type. The report of that board
shows that nothing has occurred in
the nature of newly revealed evi
dence which should change the views
once formed in the original discussion.
The construction will go on under a
most effective organization controlled
by Col. Goethals and his fellow army
engineers associated with him, and
will certainly be, completed early in
the next administration, if not before.
South and the Negroes.
I look forward with hope to increas
ing the already good feeling between
the south and the other sections of
the country. My chief purpose is not
to effect a change in the electoral vote
of the southern states. That is a sec
ondary consideration. What I look for-'
ward to is an increase in the tolerance
of political viewsof all kinds and their
advocacy throughout the south, and
the existence of a respectable political
opposition in every state; even more
than this; to an increased feeling on
the part of all the people in the south
that this government is their govern
ment, and that its officers in their
states are their officers.
The consideration of this question
cannct, however, be complete and full
without reference to the negro race,
•its progress and its present condition.
The 13th amendment secured them
freedom; the 14th amendment due
process of law, protection of property
and the pursuit of happiness; and the
15th amendment attempted to secure
the negro against any deprivation of
the privilege to vote, because he was
a negro. The 13th and 14th amend
ments have been generally enforced
and have secured the objects for
which they were intended. While the
15th amendment has not been gener
ally observed in the past it ought to
be observed, and the tendency of
southern legislation to-day is toward
the enactment of electoral qualifica
tions which shall square with that
amendment.
Laws for Labor's Benefit.
'there is one other matter to phich
I shall refer. It was made the subject
of great controversy during the elec
tion and calls for at least a passing
reference now. My distinguished prede
cebsor has given much attention to the
cause of labor, with whose struggle
for better things he has shown the sin
cerest sympathy. At'his instan e, con
gress has passed the bill fixing the lia
bilhty of interstate carriers to their
employes for injury sustained in the
course of employment, abolishing the
rule of fellow-servant and the common
law rule as to contributory negligence.
It has also passed 's law fixing tBa
compensation of government employes
for injuries sustained in the employ
of the government through the negli
gence of the superior. It also passed
a model child labor law for the Dis
trict of Columbia. In previous admin
istrations an arbitrary law for inter
state commerce railroads and their
employes, and laws for the application
of safety devices to save the lives and
limbs of employes of interstate ral
roads had been passed. Additional
legislation of this kind was passed by
the outgoing congress.
I wish to say that in so far as I
can, I hope to promote the enactment
of further legislation of this charac
ter. I am strongly convinced that the
government should make itself as re
sponsible to employes injured in its
employ as an interstate railway cor
]oration is made responsible by fed
eral law to its employes.
Injunctions in Labor Disputea.
Another labor question has arisen
which has awakened the most excited
discussion. That is in respect to the
power of the federal courts to issue In
junctions in industrial disputes. As
to that, my convictions are fixed. Take
away from the courts, if it could be
taken away, the power to issue in
junctions in labor disputes, and it
would create a privileged class among
the laborers and save the lawless
among their number from a most need
ful remedy available to all men for
the protection of their business against
lawless invasion. The proposition
that business is not a property or pe;
cuniary right which can be protected
by equitable injunction is utterly
without foundation in precedent dr
reason. The proposition is usually
linked with one to make the second.
ary boycott lawful. Such a proposi
tion is at variance with the American
instinct and will find no support in
my judgment when submitted to the
American people. The secendary boy.
cott Is an instrument of tyranny, and
ought not to be made legitimate.
The issuing of a temporary restrain.
ing order without notice has in sev
eral Instances been abused by its In.
considerate exercise, and to remedy
this, the platform upon which I was
elected recommends the formulation in
a statute of the onditons unader
wch -such a .temporary :reietr~idag
order ought ..to issue. A statute can
and o~agt to be framed to embody tlhe
beut mod praetice, and, can brIng
th asubject so closei( to tite atten
LATEST NEWS
IN LOUISIANA
GOVERNMENT MAY ESTABLISH
DEMONSTRATION FARMS IN
EAST BATON ROUGE.
CROWLEY TO HAVE FIG CANNERY
Gas and Oil in Paying Quantities Re.
ported to Have Been Found.
Carload of Babies Distributed Among
Catholic Homes.
Alansfield.-The Texas and Pacific
passenger and freight depot at Mans
field Junction was destroyed by fire.
Part of the cotton platform and the
agent's residence escaped destruction
The loss is about $15,000.
Baton Rouge. - Information has
been received here that the Amite
River Outing Club's tugboat and
houseboat sunk on Amite river Tues
day. This is the third time the
houseboat of this club has found its
way to the bottom.
Alexandria.-Material is being
placed on the site for the erection of
the big stave factory of the Dalton
Clark company. The factory is to be
built on grounds adjoining the Arantz
Bios.' hardware mill, in the south
enl of the city.
Alexandria.-A novel sight to Alex
andrians was the distribution of a
carload of babies at the Southern Pa
cific depot. The passenger train had
a special car attached to it contain
ing 40 babies, which are being dis
tributed in Catholic homes by the
New York Foundlings Hospital.
Gand Cane.-Messrs. Markley and
Elamr, representing the St. Louis Gas
and Oil Cdmpany of St. Louis, were
here a few days ago taking options
on oil lands. They secured 5,100
acres a few miles east of the town, on
which they will sing test wells. They
believe this parish contains the con
necting link between the Caddo and
Jennings fields.
Shreveport.-G. M. C. Massey, aged
60, a Methodist minister and farmer
of Pickton, Wood county, Tex., plead
ed guilty in the Federal court to cir
culating counterfeit bills. Judge Boar
man suspended sentence. Dr. W. L.
Baber testified that the old man was
mentally irresponsible. A brother,
two sons and several Wood county
neighbors were here in Massey's de
fense.
Covington.--Manager Cassels of
the mill at Folsom, lately purchased
by Cantrelle & Sons of this place,
left here to look over the property
and get everything in shape to begin
operations on about March 1. Mr.
Cassels states that there is standing
timber enough near the mill to keep
it busy. for over 20 years.
Covington.-Peter Didian, an em
ploye of Jahuke, and living with his
family on the Jahuke place, just be
low town, was here with his family to
view the carnival and then started
home with his family in a small naph
tha launch. When nearly home he
lost his balance and fell overboard
and before the boat could be righted
he had drowned.
Covington.--During the past week
several thousand copies of a small
pamphlet entitled "Souventr of the
Ozone Belt," were distributed among
the visitors to New Orleans hotels,
and already the good results are be
ginning to be felt, The past few
days the arrivals have increased to
a marked degree, and among those
who have registered are many people
from the North.
Estherwood.-The Eureka rice mill
has closed down for a few d~ays. They
are getting in more rough rice stock
and will make another good run. The
rice market is active. The Midland
rice mill is at rest for a while, await
ing more rough rice stock which is
coming in. D. Romero, near Mermen
tau, La., has nearly 300 acres plowed
and most of the land prepared for
Cane planting is nearly completed in
this section.
Baton Rouge.-Charging that the
chemical preparation used by the
Yazoo and Mississippi Valley railroad
had killed six of his cows and four
yearlings, Davis S. McHugh has filed
suit against the railroad for $240 to
recover the damage which he says he
has sustained. The bill recites that
the railroad used this, chemical to
kill grass along the right of way of
the road, which wts not fenced in so
as to keep cattle off. The cattle were
in good, healthy condition when they
went on the road's right of way to
graze, and in a few days after eating
the poisoned grass were taken sick
and died.
Baton Rouge.-The five Holden
brothers were brought to the city
.trom St. Tammany parish, where they
were convicted on the charge of bur
glary, and were placed in the state
penitentiary. This is the farst time
that five brothers were ever lodged
in the. penitentiiy at one time.. They
are sentenced to five years. The oth
er brother was only on the 16th of
this month released from the pen
itenetary; He practically got out
,of iprson the.same da that his aire
brothres were put it itripes.
Plaquemine.-Suit has been filed in
the Twenty-first Judicial District
Court by Judge ('alvin K. Schwing
against Rev. John J. Holtgrove and
.James E. Dunlap, asking for $50,000
damages in solido for certain alleged
libelous and slanderous articles ap.
pearing from time to time in the
Iberville Sentinel and the Daily
Champion.
Crowley,-Great interest has been
aroused in this section in the subject
of drainage and the result has been
that a company engaged in digging
ditches with machinery has moved
its machinery to Crowley and is doing
a large amount of ditching. The
company is now engaged on the Lov
ell farm, between Crowley and Rayne,
where it has contracted to construct
several miles of six-foot ditches for
the drainage of rice fields. Many
farmers of this section have contract
ed for the construction of drainage
ditches to drain their rice farms.
Crowley.-J. B. Foley of Crowley,
who has a thousand-acre rice farm in
Vermillion parish, near Guoydan, has
nearly 8,000 trees in all. He expects
to plant 80 acres more next season.
He will erect on his farm a fig can
nery, with a capacity to take care of
200 acres of figs. He expects to pur
chase enough figs, in addition to the
140 acres on his own farm, to run his
cannery to the full limit next season.
Mr. Foley purchased his trees in Tex
as, buying the yellow Magnolia varie
ty. which is said to be the best for
cannery purposes. Interest in fig cul
ture has been aroused in this section,
and it is stated that a number of
orchards of considerable size will be
planted and a number of canneries
will be built.
Bacon Rouge.-The United States
government, if it secures the proper
encouragement from the planters of
the parish and business men of the
city, will establish a list of demon
stration farms in East Baton Rouge
parish and in other parishes east of
the Mississippi. Dr. J. E. Evans, field
agent in charge of the government
demonstration farm work in Louis
iana, Mississippi and Arkansas, made
this statement. Dr. Evans was in
conference with Col. Charles Schuler,
commissioner of agriculture and im
migration, regarding the demonstra
tion farm work in Louisiana. He was
accompanied by District Representa
tive Perrin of St. Landry parish, who
has charge of the demonstration
farms surrounding St. I.andry.
Jonesville.--The patrons and citi
zens of this town and the surround
I ing country have made up a subscrip
tion list of $1,000 for the erection of
another building to replace the high
school burned here February 1, but
on account of the financial condition
I of everyone, caused by the extreme
short crops of last year, the list and
amount to be collected will be short,
the burned building having cost $5,
000.. This will prove a sad loss to
the town *and surrounding country
as the wagonette system was success
fully made use of and the school had
an enrollment of over 100 pupils and
- Prospects of an increase for the next
Sseason. School is being taught in a
Srented store building, but whenever
,the weather is cold sessions are sus
1pended, ,as heating is impracticable.
SCrowley.-Investigation of the state
I ment recently made to the effect that
I two hundred families had moved
from this territory since the adoption
of prohibition shows that from Janu
Sary 4 to February 24, inclusive, 32
Sfamilies moved out and 23 families
Smoved in. The records of three rail
(road offices also show 75 per cent of
those moving out were from the ter
ritory tributary to Crowley, and not
Sfrom the city. Instead of Crowley los
Sing more than 200 families as stated,
SCrowley and its tributary territory
has had a net loss of only nine fami
lies since the adoption of prohibition.
This loss is attributed rather to the
Sshifting of families at the beginning
rof the rice season than to the influ
ences of prohibition. The figures giv
en above are taken from signed
statements by the local agents of
Sthree railroads running into Crowley.
Baton Rouge.-Taklng the volume
of business done by the feedstuff and
fertilizer inspection department as an
Sindication, the amount of fertilizer
which will be used by the farmers
this year on the crops will be larger
than ever before in the history of the
Sstate. Both the inspection depart
Sment and the chemists of the state
experiment station are busy as a re
Ssult of the season's business, which
Sis now well under way. Samples of
Sall fertilizer shipments which are
t made into the state are inspected and
Sanalyzed to determine whether or not
[they come up to the guarantee of the
makers. The fertilizer is being used
more generally this year because the
boll weevil has gotten over a larger
territory, and intense cultivation,
with fertilization, is necessary to
raise a crop, with the boll weevil in
the field, by the 1st of August.
Many.-It is reported on good au
thority that gas and oil in paying
Squantities have been found at Colum
r bus, Sabine parish. "he prospectors
- have guards around tbe wells, and
Swill allow no intruders. They have
Snot bored for three we-.ks, and it is
I now reported that they propose to get
r into Houston, Tex., and New Orleans
- with pipe lines as soon as possible
r so as to ge! in before other compa
nies, and nearly all the land in that
t neighborhood has been leased and no
Slands are leased unless the title is
passed on by competent attorneys.
WHEAT MAY O TO $5125
TAMES A. PATTEN, KING OF PIT,
MAKES PREDICTION.
Has Squeezed Nearly Three Million
Out of Four New Yorkers,
and May Get More.
Chicago-Wheat went to $1.19 a bushl
el Saturday, but it is expected to skip
by that point within the next foorty
eight hours, under the careful guidan'a
of .lamnes A. Patten and the shorts who
have not covered their lines are expected
to scramble wildly from utter extinction,
for Mr. Patton has said forcibly:
"Wheat will go to $1.25 per bushel."
In the meantime, while the Chicago
shorts are vainly trying to seek a hole
whereby they may escape, there is con
sternation among the "wise men of the
East," including Reginald Vandcrb;'*,
W. II. Moore, Jesse Livermore, Jr., J.
Brant Walker and others of the million
aire plunging set who inhabit Wall
street. When wheat touched the $1.19
mark on Saturday the Eastern million
aires faced losses of millions, and if it
goes to $1.25 a bushel, as Mr. Pittten
predicts, the WVall street bears on wheat
will find themselves pinched as they
never have been pinched before.
The four New York millionaires are
:said to be short about 20,000,000 bush
els. Their combined losses are now ig
ured at about $2,720,000. This is based
on the calculation that they sold short
at $1.001, and could cover at the present
tinme at $1.19 at bushel, showing a loss
of 13 cents a bushel.
PACKERS SUED FOR MILLIONS
Charged With Combining to Control
Price of Meat in Arkansas.
Little Rock, Ark.-Alleging violations
of the anti-trust law, suits to collect
penalties aggregating $19,800.000 have
been filed against six big packers in the
second division of the circuit court by
Attorney General Norwood. The defend
ants are Swift & Co., Jacob Dold Pack
ing Company, Cudahy Packing Company,
Morris Packing Company and the South
ern Beef and Provision Company. A
penalty of $3,300,000 is asked for each
defendant.
A penalty may be exacted for each day
the law has been violated, and the enor
nious sums asked are based upon that
provision of the law.
The packing companies are alleged to
have been in an illegal combination to
control prices of meats in Arkansas and
defeat competition. The combination has
existed since Jan. 19, 1907, according to
the allegations of the petitions.
LIFE TERM FOR 46 CENTS
Chicago Highwaymen Get Full Ben
efit of Illinois Law.
Chicago-Theft of 46 cents, accom
plished with the aid of revolvers, brought
quick and severe retribution to three
highwaymen. They were sentenced to
life imprisonment in the Joliet peniten
tiary.
The severe punishment was made po
sible under the raw which provides life
imprisonment in cases of highway rob
bery committed with the aid of deadly
weapons.
The defendants were Harry Dalrymnple,
Edward Schillhorn and Robert MeGants.
An hour after the robbery one of the
robbers was arrested. He confessed, and
in another hour his two companions were
captured. The next day two of them
confessed. The same day all were in
dicted. They had been in the county jail
only a day when they were taken into
court and placed on trial.
LUKE E. WRIGHT NOT SLATED
Report That He Is to Go to the Bu
preme Bench Is Denied.
Washington.-"The report from Mem
phis that I am to be appointed a judge
of the supreme court by President Taft
shortly after inauguration is all bosh,"
declared Gen. Luke E. Wright, secretary
of war. "I am not elated for any govern
ment position in the next administration,
and it is my intention to return to Mem
phis a few days after March 4 to resume
the practice of law. The statement that
I have taken a five years' lease on the
house I now occupy here is not true,"
added Secretary Wright.
DEATH CHANCES MAJORITY.
Third Member of Missouri Legislature
Dead This Session.
Jefferson City, Mo.-E. M. Kerr, a
representative of Hickory county, died
Sunday. He is the third member to die
during the present session, and leaves the
Republicans without a majority in the
house. Seventy-two votes are required
to pass bills, and, while the Republicans
originally had one more than this num
ber, they now have one less. The Dame.
crats also lost one by death.
The Unattainable.
Beeking the unattainable is for a
man to try to find a corner in the
house for some undisturbed readingl
without its having to be dusted ten
minutes after he begins.-New York
Press.
About Gossiping.
"Talk about women being gossips,"
said a woman on the car the other
day. "When my husband and two or
three male friends get together, no
man's reputation is safe."-Detrdolit
Iree Press.
"THE MARRYING SQUIRE."
Justice George E. Law Has Broken All
Records.
George E. Law, Justice of the Peace,
131/ Franklin St., Brazil, Ind., is
known far and wide
as the "Marrying
Squire," from the
fact that he has mar
ried more couples
than any other ofll
cialinIndiana. Judge
Law wrote a letter
in 1906, recommend
ing Doan's Kidney
Pills, which he said had made a bad
back well, enabled him to sleep bet
ter nights and feel more fit for work.
The treatment also cleared up the
urine. On January 5, 1909, Judge Law
confirmed his previous testimony. "I
shave recommended this remedy to
many people since I first used it,"
said he.
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box.
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
ROUGH STUFFING.
The Tiger-It was bad enough to be
cut off In my prime, but to be stuffed
by an amateur taxidermist is really
too hard to bear!
HAD AWFUL WEEPING ECZEMA.
Face and Neck Were Raw-Terrible
Itching, Inflammation and Soreness
-All Treatments Failed.
Cuticura Proved a Great Success.
"Eczema began over the top of my
ear. It cracked and then began to
spread. I had three different doctors
and tried several things, but they did
me no good. At last one side of my
face and my neck were raw. The
water ran out of it so that I had to'
wear medicated cotton, and it was so
inflamed and sore that I had to put
a piece of cloth over my pillow to keep
the water from it, and it would stain
the cloth a sort of yellow. The ec
zemaitched so that it seemed as though
I could tear my face all to pieces.
Then I began to use the Cuticura Soap
and Ointment, and it was not more
than three months before it was all
healed up. Miss Ann Pearsons, North
field, Vt., Dec. 19, 1907." <
Potter Drug £ Obem. Corp., sole Props., Boe
They Meant Business.
A Chicago stage manager was tell
ing of amusing incidents of blunders
and errors caused by stage fright. In
a romantic play, recently revived, one
of the minor characters, a dairy maid,
comes forward at the end of a recital
of a love romance, and comments as
follows:
"Hope filled their youths and whet
ted their love; they plighted their
troth!"
But at one of the performances the
girl who played the dairy maid was ab
sent without notice. At the last mo
ment the manager gave the lines to a
shepherdess, who had never had lines
to speak before, and who was ex
cessively nervous when her cue came.
This is what the astonished audience
heard:
"Hope filled their trough and
blighted their love; they whetted their
tooth!"
Down the Old Road.
The big autumn moon rolled up
above the frosty pines.
"You like to go out driving?" ha
said after a long silence.
"Yes," she answered, nestling cloe
er to him.
"And you always like to go with a
young man who knows how to handle
the ribbons?"
"Well, er-sometimes I like to go
with a young man who knows how to
drop them."
And after that the old horse jogged
along unguided.
NEW IDEA
Helped Wis. Couple.
It doesn't pay to stick too closely to
old notions of things. New ideas often
lead to better health, success and hap.
pinejs.
A Wlis. couple examined an idea new
to them and stepped up several rounds
on the health ladder. The husband
writes:
"Several years ago we suffered from
coffee drinking, were sleepless,
nervous, sallow, weak and irritable.
My wife and I both loved coffee and
thought it was a bracer." (delusion.)
"Finally, after years of suiffering, we
read of Postum and the harmfulness
of coffee, and believing that to grow
we should give some attention to new
ideas, we decided to test Postum.
"When we made it right we liked it
and were relieved of ills caused by
coffee. Our friends noticed the change
-fresher skin, steadier nerves, better
temper, etc.
"These changes were not sudden,
but relief increased as we continued to
drink and enjoy Postum, and we lost
the desire for coffee.
"Many of our friends did not like
Postum at first, because they did not
make it right. But when they boiled
Postum according to directions on
pkg., until it was dark and rich, they
liked it better than coffee and were
benefited by the change." "There's
a Reason."
Name given by Postum Co., Battle
Creek, Mich. Read "The Road to Well
ville" in pkgs.
Ever read the above letter? A ewa
one appears from time to time. LThey
are senscle, true, mad full of hums
l-terest.

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